Monday, August 30, 2010

In Loving Memory of My Dearest Friend

My dear friend Krista Desatoff went home on August 1st to be with her Lord and Savior. She was my mentor mom, my confedont and my dearest friend. Krista was a Godly women who loved her family, her friends and her job as a 3rd grade teacher. Two years ago she was named "Teacher of The Year" for her school district. Everyone loved her and she always brought a smile to the face of everyone she came in contact with. I'm gonna miss her terribly.
I love you my dear friend! Thank you for being so wonderful to me and my family. Thank you for all the fun talks over coffee, frozen yogurt, and all those yummy dinners. Thank you for teaching me about life. And thank you for all your wonderful advice...even the stuff I didn't want to hear. You are forever in my heart and forever my friend!
I love you!!!

I never got to make Krista a cake and felt it was only right to make one for the day of her celebration service. I made my first 3 tiered cake for the reception. The words on the cake were from her white board in her home. She wrote these bold words describing herself. I later found out it was from the bible. She exemplified every word in the scripture.

"Finally brothers whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things."

P.S. Thank you for fixing my blog journals.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

My First Wedding...

My first wedding celebration. I made 200 cupcakes and a small wedding cake. Flavors requested..lemon cupcakes filled with lemon curd and then topped with buttercream frosting. As well as, white cupcakes filled with chocolate ganache and frosted with buttercream frosting.

The event was beautiful and bright! I loved all the colors together.

On half the cupcakes I piped on little sunflowers to fit the theme of the wedding.
I also bought some new stands for this celebration. I am so in love with these stands. I bought them online at They come in all different sizes as well as shapes. Super nice stands and very classy looking! You can also purchase ribbon threw them with is hand stitched together.

My first professional picture of my sweets! :o)

A Berry Sweet Baby Shower

This shower was for a very dear friend of mine who's expecting her first child. My dear friend Amber pieced this event together. She did a wonderful job!

Vases were actually filled with real berries. The favors were jam jars with strawberry jam inside. Very clever!

My Berry Sweet Table
I need to really work on my photography! I was so happy with how the table turned out that in this picture you can't see all the detail. My goal for the classes!

I'm sooo in happy with this cake.

I made individual berry shortcakes in jars. This was my first time making these and people seemed very please! They were really yummy and super cute!

Summer Cakes

What a crazy summer!!! I've been trying to post pictures for the last few months but time just kept slipping away. And I'm really not one to journal.
I have had the pleasure of making some special cakes this summer and I've enjoyed every single one.

This little Mickey cake was for a special little boy! His name is Landon and he celebrated his first birthday. I will need to post a picture of him on my blog. He is sooo darn cute.

"Happy Birthday", says Elmo!
This cake was so festive!!!
Mr. Elmo is made out of Rice Krispies and then piped with red frosting.

Happy 60th Uncle!!
My Uncle celebrated his 60th birthday so I had to make him something sweet. He had a golf themed party..which is his third love (his wife first and then his kids and them GOLF). So with that...a golf themed cake was made.

Bridal Shower Celebration...
I received an order for a bridal shower cake and I really wanted it to look wedding-ish.
So below, is the final product. Simple but classy.

This cake was a bit silly and cute. It was for a birthday celebration and the request was a Luau themed cake. My first thought was to make a grass skirt with coconuts. And here you see I never changed my mind . I was thinking of making the coconuts out of fondant but I felt the birthday girl would have a little fun with the real things.